My son is 18mths old and has suffered with asthma since he was 7mths old. He has been struggling for the past month - cold weather seems to be one of his triggers. He finished a double course of oral steroids 2weeks ago, he hadn't significantly improved so antibiotics were then prescribed for a possible chest infection. He has finished these and the GP has confirmed his chest is now clear however his cough will not go away. He has quite a chesty cough but also a dry cough he is coughing during the day and at night. He is also wheezing on/off during the day. His preventor inhaler has been increased and he has also been on atrovent 3 times a day for over a week along with his blue inhaler as and when. Yesterday it was atrovent then 2hrs later salbutamol and so on. He is also on the singulair sachets each day. The doctor has said it is too soon to prescribe any more steroids plus he has had quite a few doses since his asthma started so they are quite reluctant to give them to him - which I understand and agree with. I don't know much about asthma other than what I have researched myself, the general support and advise given to us is pretty much non existant. Does anyone have any advise or tips that might help me? Should I be giving so much medicine in a day with little or no affect? I feel like a fish out of water and just need some support and advise from somewhere. Thanks.
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